Suggested Use: Add one or more scoops of C-glutamine to food or blend with any liquids, hot or cold. Consume 1 to 3 times daily. Suitable for pets.
Introducing The World’s First Multi-Purpose Super Nutrient
What is C-Glutamine?
C-Glutamine is a new type of glutamine supplement which is up to ten times more bioavailable than traditional L-glutamine supplements. C-Glutamine is a delicious, easy-to-take powdered supplement.
What is glutamine?
Glutamine is a natural amino acid found in foods and made within the body in small amounts.
Athletes and sports nutritionists have known about glutamine for years because of the support it provides to muscle tissue. Many healthcare professionals also recommend glutamine for intestinal and immune function.
In fact, glutamine supports a surprisingly wide range of critical functions and structures in the body. For this reason, many people are now including glutamine in their daily regimen of supplements because of the many ways it supports health.
What does glutamine do in the body?
Among other things, glutamine:
- Fuels immune, heart and intestinal cells*
- Promotes healthy intestinal function*
- Preserves and maintains muscle tissue*
- Promotes growth hormone release*
- Regulates and balance pH*
- Promotes liver detoxification*
- Scavenges toxic ammonia*
It’s a true Multi-Purpose Super Nutrient everyone can use, every day.
The Problem With L-Glutamine Supplements
What The Label’s Not Telling You Virtually all other glutamine supplements are L-glutamine. Unfortunately, this type of free-form glutamine is highly unstable and quickly breaks down in the presence of heat, moisture and pH extremes. Our stomachs provide all three of these anti-glutamine conditions. For this reason, some of the glutamine in these supplements is broken down in the stomach before it has a chance to be absorbed by the intestines.
Iagen Professional has solved the problem by creating a unique peptide-bonded glutamine that is far more stable than L-glutamine. The glutamine in C-Glutamine is resistant to stomach pH, moisture and other factors which degrade free form glutamine.
C-Glutamine For Special Circumstances
Certain situations acutely increase the body’s demand for glutamine, making it even more important during times of:
- Recovery from surgery or injury, especially burns*
- Intense physical training or overtraining*
- Inflammatory states*
- Immune system challenges*
Note: C-Glutamine is a very safe supplement. However, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or being treated for a medical condition consult your doctor before using glutamine or any other dietary supplement.
Additional Information From The Manufactuer
C-Glutamine™ is manufactured by Iagen, the makers of: Cardiokinase® and AHCC®. 300 Gram powder – 30 servings
What Is It? C-Glutamine™
(Covalent Glutamine) is a dairy free natural source of Covalent Bonded Glutamine enzymatically derived from red wheat berries. The Glutamine is connected to other amino acids on an oligopeptide chain or more specifically covalently bonded to other amino acids.
Benefits of Glutamine
Glutamine has been shown to assist in improving: immune system function, brain function, blood sugar levels, increasing muscle mass, and healing and maintaining the digestive tract. It decreases intestinal permeability by nutritionally supporting and strengthening the mucosa.
“There is increasing evidence that systemic Glutamine functions as an important biosynthesis precursor in intestinal cells by supporting synthesis of Glutathione”
Present Knowledge in Nutrition 7th Edition. p74. By: International Life Sciences Institute.
Why Use C-Glutamine™
The majority of commercially available Glutamine sources offer only L-Glutamine, a synthetic, free amino acid. L-Glutamine has been shown to be unstable in the presence of heat, water, acid or base solutions, making L-Glutamine impractical to utilize in all but powdered food preparations. Covalent Bonded Glutamine, on the other hand, has been shown to withstand processing temperatures of 180 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour or 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes and pH variances in the range of 3.5 to 9.0. In addition, Covalent Bonded Glutamine is stable in aqueous solutions for prolonged periods of time. Covalent Bonded Glutamine can be used in all liquid and semi-solid food preparations. In addition, due to the instability of L-Glutamine in water and pH extremes, it is safe to assume that much of L-Glutamine decomposes once it passes into the human gastrointestinal tract. Gastric acid is equivalent to 0.1 Normal Hydrochloric Acid (pH less than 2) and at 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit and a pH below 2, L-Glutamine decomposes very quickly. In addition, since L-Glutamine is a free amino acid, what percentage that does survive the pH extremes of the stomach is absorbed through the intestinal wall by a different mechanism than covalent bound amino acids…this free amino acid absorption mechanism is competitive… meaning that in an excess of free amino acids, only a certain percentage of any particular free amino acid will be absorbed. Covalent Bonded Glutamine, on the other hand demonstrates improved retention in intestinal cells and the oligopeptides containing Glutamine will be absorbed through the intestinal wall by a less “competitive” method. Studies by P.D. Fairclough et al., G.K. Grimble et al, and D.B.A. Silk et al, have shown that uptake of amino acids is faster and more “even” from oligopeptide chains than from the equivalent free amino acid mixtures in the Human intestine. In other words, Covalent Bonded Glutamine will be absorbed faster and probably more efficiently than L-Glutamine in the Human digestive system. Recent publications have stated that Covalent bonded glutamine delivers up to 10 times more glutamine to the blood stream than L-glutamine.
C-Glutamine™ is a spray-dried form of glutamine, which is stabilized to withstand changing temperature, pH, and aqueous environments by the glutamine being covalently bonded to other amino acids. The product is a mixture of oligopeptides. Covalent bonded glutamine has been shown to be stable over prolonged periods of time to high temperatures, pH variations, and resists breakdown in aqueous dispersions, unlike free form L-glutamine.
C-Glutamine™ is available as a powdered supplement. Each scoop contains one gram of covalently bonded glutamine. The recommended dosage of C-Glutamine is five grams (1 scoop) per day in divided doses. C-Glutamine may be mixed with liquids or sprinkled on food, and is suitable for pets.
Iagen Professional – http://www.iagen.com
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